India Embellishes High Fashion

A tide of workers heading home in this crowded Indian city, cars honking, trucks painted as vividly as the colours of the saris, cows wandering past makeshift stalls, and then – POW! – a serpent wrapped round a tiger fighting for its life. A tiger? In Mumbai? I am facing a wall of birds, butterflies, flowers, and jungle creatures from which I immediately recognise the tiger embroidered on the back of my own Gucci coat. Suzy at a wall panel

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#SuzyMFW: Gucci – Quirky, Mythical, Decadent, Delirious And Fabulous

The music was blaring, the chandeliers were shaking, the bravest of the fashion crowd were already dancing – and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele in a glitter jacket over a checked shirt, a cap poised on his wild black curls and with more rings on his fingers than seemed credible, spoke the words that summed up his collection. Gucci Autumn/Winter 2017 Indigital “I collect everything,” he said. “My life is a storage! I rent another apartment that I use just for

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Chloë Moretz Just Reinvented This It Shoe

Chloë Moretz might be only 20 years old, but the actress already has a reputation for bringing a fresh approach to red-carpet style. Attending the premiere of Before I Fall with her friend and star of the film Zoey Deutch, Chloë oozed contemporary sophistication in a sharp khaki suit styled with a racy sheer top – totally sans bra. Rex However, the winning piece here? The Gucci Mary Janes. First making an appearance on the autumn/winter 2016 show catwalk, we’ve

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Gucci’s Alessandro Saddened By Plagiarism Accusations

GUCCI’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has responded to claims that the brand has plagiarised the work of Central Saint Martins student Pierre-Louis Auvray, telling the Business of Fashion, “It’s something that makes me feel really sad.” Darren Gerrish The accusations centre on the Italian fashion house’s alien video series, which it released on its social-media channels last week. BA student Auvray called out Gucci on his personal Instagram account, accusing the brand of a “blatant rip-off” concerning his designs. “I

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Angelica Hicks: Gucci’s New Girl

When Gucci’s Alessandro Michele tapped illustrator Angelica Hicks to collaborate on a limited-edition T-shirt collection, the artist’s dream job landed in her lap. Here, she tells us about her world and working with a fashion-industry great. Angelica Hicks Why do you think your style is a good fit for Gucci? “My style is playful and fun, making fashion accessible to everyone. In my opinion, Gucci encompasses these things.” How did you connect with Alessandro? “Alessandro and I had been following

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Are These Sisters Set To Be Fashion’s Next It Family?

One of the best things about being an older sister is showing your younger siblings the ropes. At Gucci’s recent resort show, Dakota Johnson did just that. While for most it involves buying them their first pint or showing them how best to pull off a strong cat-eye flick, the actress and long-time friend of the house took her sisters, Stella Banderas and Grace Johnson, along for the front-row view. Naturally – the moment called for a full Gucci look

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Forging Ahead

It’s a bright, fresh morning in Hounslow, but inside Courier Facilities Ltd the air is dank. Monolithic columns of air freight, stacked pallet upon pallet, fill the giant warehouse. Workers in steel-toe-capped boots and high-vis jackets stride up and down sparingly lit rows to the ceaseless background hum of Heathrow Airport. And up a flight of stairs, in a padlocked holding pen, Peter Herron is brandishing a Stanley knife. Pixelate.biz “This box is being declared at less than £15. Contents:

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Gucci’s Alessandro Michele To Takeover Harrods

ALESSANDRO MICHELE is putting his stamp on Harrods this summer, quite literally, launching a new DIY service in a garden-themed takeover. Dressing the Knightsbridge store’s windows, display areas and digital channels with his signature blend of flamboyant florals, butterfly and snake motifs, the month-long partnership will begin on July 31 and run through the month of August. Beyond the visual, there will also be a collection of limited-edition bags, shoes, sneakers, and ready-to-wear for men and women designed by Gucci’s

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Gucci’s New Girl At The Catwalk Show

It started with a catwalk show, and turned into an international campaign – not many can boast such quick-fire success with such a renowned international fashion house, but Sophia Friesen is one of the few that can. After walking in Gucci’s autumn/winter 2016 show, she bagged a centrestage role in the campaign (a dreamy haze of Seventies splendour, injected with a heavy dose of electro-glam – shot in Tokyo, it’s Gucci’s answer to Lost in Translation). A Vogue model to

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Next Stop, London

FOLLOWING last night’s fun-filled party to mark its launch (attended by the likes of Bonnie Wright, Johnny Borrell and Margo Stilley – see it here), today Gucci’s new Icon Temporary pop-up sneaker store in London’s Covent Garden opens to the public. A collaboration between the fashion house’s creative director, Frida Giannini, and music artist Mark Ronson, the pop-up shop forms part of a worldwide sneaker tour to showcase – and sell – the trainers they designed together: 18 exclusive pairs

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